Mass. Man Gets Electrocuted After Irene Trying to Get to Work

Posted by jcashman

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — State officials say a municipal worker from Southbridge has been electrocuted in what appears to be a death related to Tropical Storm Irene.

Scott MacLeod, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, said the public works employee was apparently electrocuted by a downed wire at his home Monday morning as he headed to work.

MacLeod says the death remains under investigation but “appears to be storm-related.”

The man’s name was not immediately made public.

Southbridge police could not confirm the death.

Southbridge is about 50 miles southwest of Boston on the Connecticut border.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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